The Ministry of Health and Population announced the dispatch of a medical convoy to South Sudan to provide relief services in various disciplines to those affected by the repercussions of the effects of the torrential rains sweeping the country.
Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesman for the Ministry indicated that the convoy comes in implementation of the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to provide continuous support to the health systems in African countries.
On his part, Mohamed Gad, Advisor to the Minister of Health for Foreign Relations Affairs explained that the convoy left from Cairo on Wednesday and continues its work to provide medical services in Juba for a period of 10 days, adding that the convoy includes doctors and consultants in the specialties of chest, fevers, endemic diseases, abdominal, and children.
Gad stated that another similar medical convoy is scheduled to be sent to Jonglei, early next January, which includes various specialties to provide medical support to the citizens in conjunction with the wave of torrential rains and floods in the country.
The ministry confirmed the continuation of the air bridge between the countries of Egypt and South Sudan, in accordance with the directives of President Sisi to transfer medical aid Juba to meet any needs in support South Sudan’s health system.